Legal &amp; Regulation en Further opportunities for PE growth <p><em><strong>For managers who may already be using an onshore Delaware LLC, they now have the opportunity to use a Bermuda LLC as an offshore vehicle. This follows the formal introduction of the Limited Liability Company Act 2016 (LLC Act), which was passed in the Senate in July 2016 and became operative on 1 October, 2016.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:43:57 +0000 mkitchen 249978 at A bespoke, risk-based approach to regulatory oversight <p><em><strong>Bermuda&#39;s financial regulator, the Bermuda Monetary Authority, takes a risk-based approach to regulating and supervising the entities for which it is responsible, including investment funds, investment providers, fund administrators, trust companies, insurers and&nbsp;banks.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Offshore Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:20:35 +0000 mkitchen 249976 at Institutional framework for family offices <p><em><strong>As family offices look for the best jurisdictions in which to establish trusts and wealth preservation vehicles, being able to benchmark the institutional quality of a specific jurisdiction and rely on high-quality outsourcing options, are increasingly important considerations. The following report provides an overview of how and why Bermuda is living up to these expectations.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Mar 2017 13:10:45 +0000 James.Williams 249974 at Funding litigation – Independent director considerations <p><em>By Ronan Guilfoyle&nbsp;(pictured) and Casey McDonald, independent directors, Calderwood, a Cayman Islands Fund Governance Firm &ndash;&nbsp;</em><strong><em>It is not uncommon these days for an investment fund to find itself in the situation where it may be able to recover certain assets through the process of litigation.&nbsp; Perhaps an investment has soured but left the fund with claims against certain associated parties, or alternatively, the fund could find itself in the scenario where it has claims against its service providers, possibly due to fraud or some other unfortunate circumstances, which have made the fund no longer viable.</em></strong></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Funds Wed, 22 Mar 2017 10:46:48 +0000 mkitchen 249864 at Financial Stability Board targets fund finance <p><em><strong>Dechert&rsquo;s Matthew Kerfoot&nbsp;(pictured) comments on FSB&rsquo;s newly issued Policy Recommendations on the use of leverage by investment funds&hellip;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 13 Mar 2017 14:34:09 +0000 mkitchen 249546 at What impact will the Trump administration have on the fiduciary rule? <p><em>By Dan Viola, partner, Sadis &amp; Goldberg &ndash; <strong>Status of the new DOL&nbsp;fiduciary rule.&nbsp;</strong></em>The&nbsp;Department of Labor&rsquo;s (the DOL) new fiduciary ruling (the Rule) has created strife in the securities industry and has the potential to significantly impact how financial advisers and brokers will manage retirement accounts in the future.&nbsp;&nbsp;</p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> North America Legal & Regulation Fri, 24 Feb 2017 10:55:20 +0000 mkitchen 248886 at Invest in Cyprus - Strategic location <p><em><strong>With its ideal geographical position at the crossroads of three continents &ndash; Europe, Africa and Asia, Cyprus plays a key role in the region of the Eastern Mediterranean. As a safe, transparent, modern business centre, the island is an ideal investment gateway to the European Union, as well as a portal for investment outside the EU, particularly into the Middle East, India and China.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:21:26 +0000 mkitchen 248859 at Ireland - Key factors in choosing an alternative investment fund domicile <p><em>By Donnacha O&rsquo;Connor (pictured), Partner at Dillon Eustace &ndash; <strong>Ireland has a well-established reputation as a leading funds centre, being home to 6,470 regulated investment funds as of December 2016 according to the Central Bank of Ireland, and as a leading fund servicing centre. </strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:16:40 +0000 mkitchen 248858 at Jersey - Full guidance on setting up home and business <p><em><strong>Locate Jersey is part of the Economic Development, Tourism, Sport and Culture department within the Jersey Government (`States of Jersey&#39;). Headed up by Director of International Trade, Wayne Gallichan (pictured), the role of Locate Jersey is to promote Jersey as a place to do business and to attract suitable businesses to the island, as well as HNW individuals; particularly those that are still economically active.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:10:34 +0000 mkitchen 248857 at British Virgin Islands - Providing a firm and reliable base for fund managers <p><em><strong>Since 2012, the BVI has introduced three exciting and innovative investment fund products, namely: the BVI Approved Manager, the BVI Incubator Fund and the BVI Approved Fund. The Approved Manager was introduced at the end of 2012, followed by the Incubator Fund and Approved Fund in mid-2015, and each has been growing steadily since their launch. Currently, there are 140 Approved Managers, 21 Incubator Funds and 29 Approved Funds, based on figures published by the BVI Financial Services Commission (as of 30 September&nbsp;2016).&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 15:05:58 +0000 mkitchen 248856 at Malta - Q&A with Ivan Grech and Anatoli Grech <p><em><strong>Q&amp;A with Ivan Grech, Head of Business Development, FinanceMalta &amp; Anatoli Grech, Executive Secretary of the Malta Funds Industry Association.</strong></em></p> <div class="field field-type-nodereference field-field-directory-company"> <div class="field-label">Company:&nbsp;</div> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <a href="/gfmdirectory/financemalta">FinanceMalta</a> </div> </div> </div> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:58:48 +0000 mkitchen 248855 at Guernsey - Promoting and facilitating relocation <p><em><strong>In a world where uncertainty appears to be replacing certainty, Guernsey is underlining its inherent stability amidst the changes that are affecting the regulatory, commercial and political realms.&nbsp;</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Mon, 20 Feb 2017 14:54:06 +0000 mkitchen 248854 at AIFMD passport no longer seen as the ‘silver lining’ <p><em><strong>Securing a third-country passport to access European investors is no longer viewed as the go-to solution it once was by the UK investment fund sector, according to Tim Hames, the Director General of the British Private Equity &amp; Venture Capital Association (BVCA).</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Thu, 16 Feb 2017 14:37:08 +0000 mkitchen 248749 at Majority of fund managers see upcoming regulatory environment demanding more time, says Northern Trust survey <p><em><strong>Close to 70 per cent of fund manager clients, prospective clients and consultants attending a Northern Trust event on regulation believe that the upcoming regulatory environment will demand more of their time, compared with time spent over the past year.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Legal & Regulation Wed, 15 Feb 2017 14:12:11 +0000 mkitchen 248695 at A ‘KURE’ for regulatory fatigue <p><em>By Ras Sipko,&nbsp;KOGER &ndash; <strong>For the past four years, alternative fund managers with US investors have been coming to terms with the far-reaching effects of the Foreign Account Tax Compliance Act or FATCA. Some 60-plus countries have signed up to cooperate with the IRS in order to enforce FATCA and this year the compliance burden is set to grow yet again. On 31st May 2017, fund managers will have to submit their first filing under the OECD Common Reporting Standards initiative, which can best be thought of as global FATCA or &#39;GATCA&#39;.</strong></em></p> <p><a href="" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Europe Compliance Legal & Regulation Mon, 06 Feb 2017 11:12:41 +0000 mkitchen 248343 at